LA Priest Announces La Fusion

LA Priest AKA Sam Eastgate today announces his new EP, La Fusion will drop on May 3rd via Domino Records and DSPs
LA Priest AKA Sam Eastgate today announces his new EP, La Fusion

LA Priest, today announces his new EP, La Fusion will drop on May 3rd via Domino Records. Alongside the announcement today he releases “City Warm Heart,” laced with LA Priest’s trademark groove and mixed by French touch powerhouse Alan Braxe, the track is filled with a warm optimism for the future while possessing a nostalgic longing to return to the escapism of the jungle. “I wrote this song in the Costa Rican jungle as I pictured myself returning to tour the cities of the world again,” says Sam. “It’s sort of a mantra to face the outside world from somewhere like that.”

Directed by “Beginning” video collaborator Joseph Bird Jr, the video for “City Warm Heart” sees Sam set his stage in a beautiful evergreen and, at times, ethereal forest. “I thought it would be nice to show a bit of my recording set up and the way I record a song,” he explains. “This video is really exactly what I did while making this song recreated as well as I could so it’s more of an honest video than my usual sort of thing.”

La Fusion was written towards the tail-end of Sam Eastgate’s time living in the Costa Rican jungle where he also wrote the bulk of his acclaimed 2023 album, Fase Luna, and recorded upon his return in his garden shed studio in Wales using his handmade drum machine, GENE.

“You cannot blend fusion with something else,” Sam reflects on his return. “Fusion itself is the blending of realities. These are ideas I couldn’t have recorded in the jungle. Maybe they are metropolis songs. I took ideas written outside looking inward and finished them inside thinking outward.”

Variously known as Sam Dust, LA Priest and L.A. Priest, Eastgate is known for his work with his now defunct breakout band Late Of The Pier, his cherished Soft Hair collaboration with Connan Mockasin as well as his solo work under LA Priest. As well as releasing his album Fase Luna last year which was labelled by Brooklyn Vegan as “a chill trip,” he also completed a string of UK and EU dates plus supported Jungle, aka electronic producers J Lloyd and Tom McFarland, on their EU and US tour.

LA PRIEST 2024 tour dates:

May 1 – Yard Club, Cologne, DE
May 2 – Cactus Café, Brugges, BE
May 4 – Bogen F, Zurich, CH
May 6 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
May 7 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, NL
June 1 – White Hotel, Manchester, UK
June 2 – Future Yard, Birkenhead, UK
June 3 – Stereo, Glasgow, UK
June 5 – Patterns, Brighton, UK
June 6 – Studio 9294, London, UK
June 7 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
June 8 – Strange Brew, Bristol, UK

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